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. >> not in 1972 when he was up senator george mcgovern challenged him to a debate. historian ken hughes from the university of virginia found these tapes of president nixon. in this never before heard recording nixon cites national security concerns as a reason for not debating. >> it wouldn't serve the interests of the country particularly at this time when very important negotiations are taking place involving matters of very great importance to the nation and which cannot be discussed, cannot and should not be discussed in a debate forum. >> reporter: at the time the vietnam war was at issue. and the president gives instructions for a statement from his campaign denying mcgovern's debate request. >> what should we say? that the president that no incumbent president should debate his opponent. >> that's right. >> the differences between these two are so great. >> reporter: richard nixon can't resist saying if there were a debate he would win. >> nixon was a champion debater as far as he was concerned and completely destroy george mcgovern i think if given a chance. >> of course, having a d
.s. backed government made recent gains against a al qaeda branch. one month since an attack in benghazi. the house oversight committee held a public hearing wednesday looking at the security measures before the assault. margaret brennan is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. state officials defended their decision not to send additional security to the u.s. consulate and faced tough questions from congress and the family members of those who died. those questions hang over hillary clinton's final months as secretary of state. top state department officials were on the defensive wednesday, the brutal assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi became fodder for a verbal fire fight on capitol hill. >> i'm going to tell you this thing smells. >> reporter: members of the house top investigative body accused the agency of denying necessary protection for diplomats. even the department's former security chief in libya, eric nordstrom claimed washington rejected requests for help. >> it was abundantly clear we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident
in benghazi as libya's new government took shape. now they're reviewing whether any americans should be stationed there. charlie? >> margaret brenner, thank you. rescue crews in miami are hunting for one last missing man after a parking garage collapsed on wednesday. 30 construction workers were inside at the time. a worker who was rescued overnight died this morning. that raises the confirmed death toll to three. we're at miami dade community college. >> good morning and good morning to our viewers in the west. people heard and felt what seemed like an earthquake but instead it was this parking garage, a portion, a large portion had come crashing down without warning. >> reporter: the five story complex collapsed just before noon into a pile of rubble. >> all of a sudden i heard pop, pop, pop, pop, i saw come to any knows straight down. >> reporter: at least ten workers were injured. one man was trapped inside his car pinned under tons of concrete. rescue workers, along with a trauma surgeon, removed the man by amputating both of his legs. after more than 13 hours. >> he was transpo
. he's been in a british jail since 2004. he's been charged by the u.s. government in a series of plots, one thing he's accused of conspiring to kidnap american tourists in 1998 and setting up an al qaeda training camp in oregon in 1999. he started with aiding taliban and al qaeda efforts in afghanistan. >> how come it has taken so long to bring masri to the united states? >> reporter: this has been a long fight. he's been fighting extradition since his m dictment because he knows frankly he faces a life sentence here in the u.s. one of his alleged co-conspirators has already been convicted and he's sentenced to life in prison. masri is an interesting character. he lost both hands and one eye fighting the soviets in afghanistan and he says he suffers a number of physical ailments. he lists diabetes and depression among them. his supporters argued if masri came to the u.s. he would be subject to human rights violations in prison. so they used those arguments to drag these things out. >> who were the other suspects that were brought back? >> reporter: two of them are terrorism financiers.
government to go over the business of what austerity measures they are taking in order to qualify for the next slice of relief, a $16 billion payment that is supposed to take place next month. merkel, who has her own political problems with the payments, wants to make sure that the austerity measures are, in fact, being implemented. the greek government, of course, is trying to prove to her that things are under control. meantime, a huge security operation has been set up here. 7,000 or so police officers and army brought on to the streets, areas of downtown supposedly closed off to demonstrators. this could be an interesting afternoon. >> mark, thank you. >>> time now to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. the washington post reports on a new poll showing 20% of americans have no religious affiliation. the pew center >>> felix baumgartner is ready to take a fall from space. >> i'm going to accelerate so fast that i'm going to break the speed of sound. >> this morning we're watching this daredevil on an adventure that could break the sound barrier and
an isolating event as a result of militia and political violence is high, in capital letters. the government of libya does not yet have the ability to effectively respond to and manage the rising violence. when you look at this in the context of 20-20 hindsight it would look like the state department was being told there was a problem there. >> what do you expect the state department to say in response to this? >> i think the state department is going to do two things. one from liz palmer's report, they'll give the first detailed report of what happened on the ground. i believe their main point is going to be security can go up or down based on the threat situation, but we've never seen an event like this. since the storming of the u.s. embassy in iran in 1979 -- >> but wouldn't that make you more protected if -- given the circumstances in libya which were so wide open, wouldn't you be more protected? >> i think you would be, but this is the recurring problem for the state department. i don't know how they're going to articulate this today. we have 280 u.s. embassies, mission, and consulates
and it means many things to my country. when we have fulfilled our promise of good government i'll cut my beard. >> and it's not just celebrities like danny devito and rea perlman calling it quits why so-called gray divorces are skyrocketing. first up police in denver are looking for the gunman who fired a shot through president obama's campaign window. it happened friday afternoon shattering a large panel of glass. people were inside at the time but nobody was hurt. investigators are reviewing surveillance video for clues. police say they are not aware of any threats against the office. >>> td bank says more than a quarter of a million customers on the east coast may have been affected by an information security breach. the bank says unencrypted back up tapes containing social security numbers and other sensitive information were misplaced in march while being shipped. td said it waited to notify customers until an investigation was completed. >>> survivors of the deadly colorado movie shooting and the families of those killed will receive about $175,000 each in compensation. 12 people died an
is here basically to talk to the greek government about what it's doing to try to reduce its debt, to pave the way for yet another set of international money, the next installment of $16 billion or so, which greece need to keep from going bankrupt, is due next month. merkel is in support for the measures that have taken place here, measures that have made a lot of people very angry. so quiet here so far. not quiet, but peaceful here so far, but it's going to be an eventful day. >>> time now to show you some of this morning it's headlines from around the globe. "the washington post" reports on a new poll showing 20% of americans have no religious affiliation. the pew research center says that number was just 8% in 1990. and for the first time, fewer than half of americans identify themselves as protestants. >>> north korea says it can hit the united states mainland with a missile. accoing to britain's "guardian." it's unclear if that claim is accurate. of course, highly doubtful. the announcement follows a missile deal between the u.s. and south korea. north korea claims that a conspiracy t
times." financial network, transportation network and government. he says those hackers are getting more aggressive. >>> wall street journal reports on a slowdown of job growth because some are worried about the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year. about one-third of manufacturers say they are not hiring right now because they don't know what congress is going to end up doing about taxes and spending. >>> 7 billion people in the world and the los angeles times says 6 billion of them now have a cell phone. >> wow! >> a new report says only 2.3 billion people in the world have internet access. >> and the washington times says a giant panda cub died last month at the national zoo because of underdeveloped lungs and liver damage. officials say it is possible that the female cub was born prematurely, because its lungs were not fully developed. they say they're optimistic that her mother can become >>> plenty of clouds around the bay area now, light showers and sprinkles settling down shortly. at the end of the day sunshine and warming temperatures. clo
threaten to attack the power grid, financial networks and government. those hacksers are getting morography. >>> the "wall street journal" reports a slow down in job growth because some businesses are worried about the fiscal cliff. 1/3 of companies say they are not hiring right now because they don't know what congress is going to end up doing about taxes and spending. >>> there are 7 billion people in the world and the "los angeles times" says 6 billion of them now have a cell phone. the new report says only 2.3 billion people in the world have internet access. >>> the "the washington times" says a giant panda cub died last month at the national zoo because of underdeveloped lungs and liver damage. officials say it is possible that the female cub was born prematurely because its lungs were not fully developed. they are optimistic >> this national weather report sponsored by mcdonald's. i'm lovin'it. >> space shuttle "endeavour" is crawling through the streets of los angeles this morning. trees and traffic lights had to be taken down for to it fit. we'll show you how they are moving the gi
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